bau·hin·i·a (bô-hĭnē-ə, bō-ĭn-)
Any of various tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having two-part or deeply cleft leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.
[New Latin, after Jean Bauhin (1541-1612) and Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists.]
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